- Time of past OR future Camino
- June 2022: Frances + Primitivo
Somehow this is the one thing I forgot to pack. Is there somewhere to get one early on the CF? Heading to SJPP and then starting walk on Monday.
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You can get one in SJPDP or just about anywhere on the camino, but why not be a true peregrino? For most of the history of the camino, the shell was what you obtained in Santiago and was a sign that you had completed the camino. Of course, in those days, you had to walk back home, so wearing the shell was truly a badge of honor. These days, the shell is a mark that you are a peregrino. So...it's your choice: be traditional or be modern. Nothing to fret about.
I know what you mean. A few years ago on the Portuguese my pack felt heavier than expected. This surprised me as I made it a point to shave off every gram. A pack inventory was called for and revealed the culprit. I originally weighed my pack with a planned amount of aspirin tablets. Forty to be exact. Well sure enough I had packed a brand new aspirin bottle, unopened and containing fifty aspirin tablets. I immediately disposed of the excess ten aspirin tablets, repacked my pack and voila, made all the difference.Never had one. Ultralight means ultralight...
That was true in medieval times. The Compostela certificate has replaced the shell as proof that you have reached Santiago. Now pilgrims wear the shell on their journey to show that they are pilgrims.The shell is something you are supposed to receive in Santiago signifying that you completed the Camino. Not before
My problem is I keep saying it to strangers when I got back to the UK, that and "gracias" to checkout people in shops!That was true in medieval times. The Compostela certificate has replaced the shell as proof that you have reached Santiago. Now pilgrims wear the shell on their journey to show that they are pilgrims.
It has given me joy to see pilgrims wearing the shell and being able to wish them a buen Camino during my 2+ weeks convalescing with a broken arm in Porto.
My husband thinks that I am slightly crazy when I go out of my way to say "buen Camino" to what he considers to be random strangers, but to me, they are my people.
I found one on the ground today, hundreds of kilometres from the sea. A bit too big to carry around, so I left it where I found it.
Think you're gonna need a bigger pack . . . .I found one on the ground today, hundreds of kilometres from the sea. A bit too big to carry around, so I left it where I found it.
It is at 40.4198707, -3.6831611
I am sure it is still there, for those who are interested.
On my first Camino (2013) the train arrived late in SJPdP. I didn’t even think to get a shell while playing pantomime with the volunteers on where some of us would sleep that night. I slept in an attack of an alburgue (see photo) with an Irishman.
That was my take too so I now wear it with pride knowing I earned it.It's not obligatory to carry a scallop shell. The older tradition was that pilgrims received their shell after finishing their journey in Santiago. I didn't carry one on my first Camino as I felt I had not yet earned that privilege.